Barbara Ann Gordon, city school teacher, dies

She had volunteered with the Baltimore County library

February 12, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Barbara Ann Gordon, a retired city public school educator who taught history and social studies and in retirement was a library volunteer, died Feb. 5 of breast cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 65.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville, Ms. Gordon was a 1963 graduate of Parkville High School. After earning a bachelor's degree in 1967 from Wake Forest University, she began teaching social studies at Southern High School.

From 1974 to retiring in 1997, she taught world history and U.S. history at Lake Clifton-Eastern High School. A sports fan, she was scorekeeper for Lake Clifton's basketball team for many years.

After retiring, she began volunteering for the Baltimore County Public Library and had been at the Towson branch for more than a decade.

She was an avid reader of mysteries and romance novels.

Ms. Gordon was a world traveler and had visited 114 countries during her lifetime.

The lifelong Parkville resident was a member of the Maryland Orchid Society and collected American Brilliant cut glass. A stamp collector, she was a member of the Baltimore Philatelic Society and the American Philatelic Society.

She enjoyed going to the movies, playing trivia games and dining with the Moveable Feast, a group of friends.

She was also a cat fancier.

Services were Friday.

There are no immediate surviving relatives.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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